There was an old camera called a Pixelvision that let you record video on an audiotape. It was awesome, no surprise, everything looks pixelated. Aaron Schain gave a great talk about it at the Best Ever Film Festival a few years back, but that’s another story. Anyway, this post isn’t about any of those things, I just liked the name.
Apparently, there is a street artist named Invader who puts life-size 8 bit mosaics of video game sprites all over the world. That guy is awesome. But I had no idea he did that when I started making my mosaics. So, sorry Invader, I never meant to rip you off, but when you spend 6+ years on a dissertation you need to do something that let’s you turn that part of the brain off and use other parts. That’s how this collection came about.